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Whether you are hosting a cocktail party or having a girl’s night with friends, a charcuterie board is the perfect way to serve appetizers and more. I thought it would be fun to share charcuterie board ideas for every occasion.
Recently, my friend Linda and I attended a cheese & charcuterie board workshop. Our instructor is a French trained chef and culinary expert. The class was fun and informative, plus we got to take home our creation. We learned a lot and I now feel confident that I can put together a board that doesn’t look sloppy or thrown together. LOL Here are charcuterie board ideas for every occasion.
This is the board that I created in class. I thought it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. The chef’s advice was to look at photos of charcuterie boards that caught our attention. Use these photos as guides to replicate our own boards.
What Is Charcuterie?
In the French tradition, charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and meat products. Charcuterie-style meat and cheese boards have become very popular outside of France, and the idea of charcuterie has evolved to include many foods besides meat. Today, it’s common for a charcuterie board to contain an assortment of cheeses, artisan bread, olives, fruit, and nuts.
Nowadays you can find all types of creative charcuterie boards and grazing boards. Breakfast, brunch, dessert, chocolate, holidays, tailgates and more.
Follow our Pinterest Charcuterie Board Ideas for our favorites.
Take a look at some of the boards our friends have created. Just click the link or photo for the full post.
Creative ideas for Charcuterie
Take a look at the fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Snack Platter made by This is our Bliss.
Beautiful Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board
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Pavlova Charcuterie Board by Pretty DIY Home.